Uncovering French gender-based violence and harassment legislation enforcement

An interview with Marie Mercat-Bruns, Affiliated Professor at Sciences Po Law School
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Marie Mercat-Bruns is Affiliated Professor at the Sciences Po Law School and a tenured Associate Law Professor in Private Law and in Labour and Employment Law at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM). She discusses sexual  harassment and gendered violence in the context of French law, and explains how organisations can take action. An interview.

A holistic approach to young migrant women’s political participation

An interview with four Master’s students
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On the occasion of International Migrants Day on December 18, 2020, we interviewed Carolina, Faty, Gabrielle, and Jillian, four Sciences Po Master’s students who are conducting a research-action project on the participation of young migrant and refugee women in international political processes in Europe.

Complement research with action

Four Master’s students work on increasing the participation of young migrant and refugee women in global decision making processes: an interview
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During the 2020-2021 academic year, Carolina, Faty, Gabrielle, and Jillian, Master’s students at the Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs, are joining the Women Forward International platform. They conduct a research-action project for and with the European Network of Migrant Women on the participation of young migrant and refugee women in international political processes.

On telemedicine abortion

An interview with Hazal Atay, researcher and Ph.D. candidate at Sciences Po
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Hazal Atay is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at Sciences Po’s Center for Political Research (CEVIPOF). Complementary to her Ph.D., she studies telemedicine abortion and works as the Helpdesk and Outreach Coordinator of Women of Web, a non-profit organisation providing help and information on safe abortion and contraception.

Sciences Po student chosen to represent France at Girls20 Summit

Meet Lamia Mounavaraly, Master’s student at Sciences Po
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Lamia Mounavaraly is a Master’s student in Economics and Public Policy at the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. This fall, she flew the flag for French women at the prestigious G(irls)20 Global Summit. She tells us about her experience as an official delegate.

"I felt the need to get involved in a cause that was close to my heart"

Alice Voirand is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies
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A recent graduate of the Master in Public Policy at the School of Public Affairs, Alice Voirand has just earned the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies, which attests to her multidisciplinary training in gender studies. Below, she recounts her academic, professional and associative commitments to women's health.

"Studying gender has been an empowering experience"

Adrián Lasa Mediavilla, Sciences Po Graduate, is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies
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Adrián Lasa Mediavilla is graduating from the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. He is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary award in the social sciences that attests to a student’s acquisition of demonstrable academic expertise within the field of gender studies. He tells us about his academic and professional career.

International development from the gender angle

Lucia Soldà, Sciences Po Graduate, is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies
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Recent graduate in International Development at the Sciences Po School of International Affairs, Lucia Soldà has always sought to develop an interdisciplinary academic expertise within the field of gender studies. She is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies, concluding successfully her graduate studies programme. She tells us about her course of higher education in gender studies and her plans for the future.

A Case for a New Media Code of Ethics on Gender and Conflict

Annina Claesson, graduate student, tells us about her essay
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Annina is a Master’s Student at Sciences Po, in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Programme offered at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). She took part in the highly selective "1325 and Beyond" International Essay Competition contest intended to highlight innovative and imaginative ideas and strategies to achieve the objectives of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Annina’s essay, titled Mobilising a Forgotten Sector: A Case for a New Media Code of Ethics on Gender and Conflict, won second place.

"We are all outspoken gender advocates"

Maxime Forest is Jury member for the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
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Every year the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. Maxime Forest, researcher and lecturer at Sciences Po, was appointed Jury member in 2016 and 2018. With four other Jury members coming from four continents, they assess nominations to the Prize and present recommendations to the Director-General of UNESCO. He tells us about his 2019 experience.

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